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What is an eTA?

As of this March, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (formerly Citizenship and Immigration Canada) will require citizens from visa-exempt countries (such as Australia, the UK and France, to name a few) to obtain an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) prior to entering Canada by way of air travel.  Travellers from visa-exempt countries who have a valid … Continue reading

Family Reunification, or Immigration by Lottery?

Is it time for Canada to revise its minimum requirements for immigration under the parent and grandparent class?  Here is my CBC op-ed on the issue: How to Avoid “Immigration by Lottery” in Canada. The government’s commitment to increase the intake of applications in this category from 5,000 to 10,000 may be a 100% increase … Continue reading